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Council Issues Los Alamos ScienceFest Proclamation

on August 27, 2014 - 10:11am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts a proclamation from Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson. Photo by Kelly Stewart


The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation at its meeting Tuesday evening declaring Sept. 5-13 as Los Alamos ScienceFest Week.


WHEREAS: In 2007, the County Council voiced their desire to establish a unique, annual event that would set Los Alamos apart from any other place in the nation, with a long-range goal of bringing tourists and visitors here, as well as providing a wonderful venue for local friends, families


Los Alamos' Amy Storey (Trixie ConQueso) Appears on TV Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 9:42am
Amy Storey of Los Alamos performing this summer in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 'WonderGround' variety show. 
Courtesy/SherylAnn Garrett
Amy Storey, center, with her backup dancers 'The Cheesy Delights' Piper Wohlbier and Marcie Long. Courtesy photo

Amy Storey of Los Alamos will appear as Trixie ConQueso at 7 a.m., Thursday on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens.

Storey is promoting the 'Fierce Women Party' set for Labor Day, Sept. 2 at the Tractor Brewing Company on 4th Street in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

No Trash Pickup Monday

on August 27, 2014 - 8:53am


There will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Click here for the entire holiday waste collection schedule.


LANL: MagRay Scanning Technology Could Enhance Airport Security, Benefit Passengers

on August 27, 2014 - 8:49am

LANL News:

For most people, the upcoming Labor Day holiday marks the end of summer travel season.

But for those already thinking about the headaches involved in air travel for fall and winter vacations, take heart! Thanks to a piece of technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, one element of the onerous airport security screening process may soon be a thing of the past.

Los Alamos scientists have advanced a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology that may provide a breakthrough for screening liquids at airport security.

Nicholas Parra-Vasquez Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

on August 27, 2014 - 8:21am

Nicholas Parra-Vasquez of Los Alamos accepts the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge Tuesday, stating he will donate $20 to ALS and challenging friends to do the same. Ted Williams pours the ice water following the Tuesday night pace race at the trailhead of the 'Jim Billen' trail by the Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Photo by Mark Bjorklund

Alert: Traffic Impact Expected As C-130 Airplane Travels by Flatbed to LANL Today

on August 27, 2014 - 8:08am

LANL News:

  • Traffic to be impacted during transport

Los Alamos National Laboratory will receive a C-130 airplane from Kirtland Air Force Base today and motorists traveling along the expected route from Albuquerque to Los Alamos should be aware that this transportation could cause traffic delays and adjust their schedules, or take an alternate route.

The plane, which is surplus from Kirtland Air Force Base, has been demilitarized and will be located at the Laboratory’s emergency response training area at Technical Area 49. The fuselage of the plane will be used for emergency response training

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 27, 2014 - 7:39am
Reel Deal Theater    

This week we are opening The Hundred Foot Journey and A Most Wanted Man (Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last film.)

Sin City, The Giver, and Guardians of the Galaxy will hold for another week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will end this Thursday. Despite poor reviews, I saw Sin City and liked it. It is indeed an artistic work of cinematography and definitely worth a look.

Thanks to all of you who waited patiently for The Hundred Foot Journey, and A Most Wanted Man. Hope we have a good turn-out so we can continue to get this type of genre at the

New Mexico Artist Greg Reiche Begins Sculpture Design Process for New Nature Center

on August 27, 2014 - 7:32am
Flor del Llano, a public art piece designed by Greg Reiche for the city of Longmont, Colo. Courtes/

PEEC News:

Last week, the Arts in Public Places Committee and members of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) met with artist Greg Reiche to formally kick off the design process for the sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The group toured the construction site where the new facility is well under construction, giving the artist a chance to better understand PEEC, its mission, and the role the new center will play in the


Celebration of Life for Gilbert Butler Sept. 20

on August 27, 2014 - 7:25am
Gilbert Butler and his wife Jeanne. Courtesy photo

The memorial service for the celebration of Gilbert (Gil) Butler's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Gil passed away Aug. 9 after several months of battling complications from the removal and treatment of a brain tumor.


Community Bible Study Begins Day Class Focusing on 'Return to Jerusalem' Aug. 28

on August 27, 2014 - 7:16am

CBS News:

The Los Alamos day class of Community Bible Study will begin its 2014-15 class at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

This year's study, "Return to Jerusalem" focuses on the return of Israel from Babylonian exile, and will specifically cover the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

This is the Los Alamos day class's 22nd year of meeting. There are 61 women and 20 children registered, representing more than 16 local churches.

The day class meets 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Christian Church, 92 East Road in Los Alamos.

CBS is an international, non-denominational

¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Celebration of World Music & Culture Marks 10 Years of International Music

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10am



¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, the Southwest’s biggest world music and culture party, will again descend on the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) along the banks of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.  

¡Globalquerque! Is celebrating 10 years of successfully mixing the most eclectic lineups of world-class acts from across the planet - from the traditional to the cutting-edge - the legendary to up-and-coming new discoveries! ¡Globalquerque! will bring the world to Albuquerque Sept. 19 and 20.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars.


How the Hen House Turns: The Human Factor (Part Two)

on August 27, 2014 - 7:02am
How the Hen House Turns
The Human Factor (Part Two)
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Perhaps you’ve seen the PBS special that reported the study of tameness done in Russia.

For several decades, foxes held in captivity were bred selectively. Those friendly to humans were mated and produced pups so consistently friendly they are now let out for adoption. The “friendly” gene package included variation in physical appearance and fur color. Like dogs, those foxes may eventually develop hugely different “breeds.”

If snarling, aggressive foxes are bred together, the result is

New Mexico Electric Car Challenge Nov. 22

on August 27, 2014 - 6:58am

Sheriff's Office Identifies Main Hill Road Accident Victims

on August 26, 2014 - 4:11pm
Emergency responders at the scene of Monday's single-vehicle crash in the canyon below Anderson Overlook. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office has identified the male and female seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals Monday after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

The driver of the maroon colored 2004 Nissan Sentra is Zachery Sanchez, 30, of Los Alamos and the passenger is Andrea Harvier, 31, of Espanola.

"We're still investigating the cause of the accident," said Major Ken

Los Alamos Fire Admininstration Offices Closed Aug. 27-29

on August 26, 2014 - 3:43pm

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department Administrative offices at 999 Central Ave., Suite 200 will be closed Wednesday Aug. 27 through Friday Aug. 29.

All Administrative staff will be participating in a process of Internal Stakeholders meetings during this time, as the department is working on a process of improving daily quality of services by establishing a new Community Driven Strategic Plan.

Telephones will be routed to 311 Customer Care during working hours. Messages will be checked regularly and returned promptly. The community's patience and understanding is appreciated.



No Major Concerns Surface at Public Meeting on Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit

on August 26, 2014 - 11:05am

Scott Price of the Sipapu Group answers questions from the audience at Monday's meeting at Trinity on the Hill as Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker and County Administrator Harry Burgess listen at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members gather Monday evening for the public meeting at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

No major concerns were brought to light at Monday's public meeting on the Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit, which drew nearly 100 people.

"When we started this process in June, we looked

Valles Caldera Answers ALS Bucket Challenge

on August 26, 2014 - 9:40am
The Valles Caldera staff was challenged by Giggling Springs Hot Springs to the Ice Bucket Challenge. The staff in turn challenges their friends at Bandelier National Monument, The Forest Service (Santa Fe National Forest) and Fenton Lake State Park. Watch Monday's bucket challenge video here. PrintScreen/VCNP

Today is Women’s Equality Day

on August 26, 2014 - 9:21am


Women’s Equality Day

AAUW Los Alamos

Today is Women’s Equality Day. This day marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 94 years ago.

Thousands of women and their allies worked for decades to make that day in 1920 possible. It took years of lobbying and demonstrations, passing out pamphlet after pamphlet, publishing editorials and giving speeches to make it happen.

The right to vote was a great step in women gaining equality—many of today’s elected leaders are sticking up for women and their rights because

Scene From Monday's Single Vehicle Accident

on August 26, 2014 - 9:05am

Photographed at 8:30 p.m. Monday were emergency responders working the scene near Anderson Overlook where a vehicle went over the edge and into the canyon. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reported that the female and male occupants were air lifted to area hospitals with serious injuries. Photo by David Bouquin

First responders working Monday afternoon at the scene. Courtesy photo

Community Invited to Los Alamos GOP Election Headquarters Grand Opening Sept. 1

on August 26, 2014 - 8:46am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites friends and families to the opening of its 2014 election headquarters at 4 p.m., Sept. 1, Labor Day.

The location is 1362D-1Trinity Dr., between Viola's and the new Subway. In the same complex with Abe Dispennette"s State Farm office. The telephone number is 505.695.8080.

There will be free hot dogs for all and statewide and local candidates for voters to get to know better. 

The headquarters will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information on the election, candidates and registering to vote will be available.

Elevated Heavy Rainfall Threat Through Tonight

on August 26, 2014 - 8:35am


NWS News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a weather alert through late tonight.


  • Type – Heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding.
  • Timing – Late this morning through late tonight.
  • Location – Central and western New Mexico. Areas along the Continental Divide and the central mountain chain will be favored for heavy rainfall.

Key Impacts:

  • Stronger storms will produce heavy downpours with rain at rates near 1.5 inches per hour
  • An overall drier period the past couple weeks will help mitigate the chances for serious flash flooding, however the potential

Meet Four New Doctors At Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Open House Sept. 5

on August 26, 2014 - 7:52am


Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic will host an open house 4-6 p.m., Sept. 5 at 3917 West Road, Suite 150, to welcome four medical doctors who have joined its practice this year.

Dr. J. Stan Garrett

Dr. Garrett joined LAMCC in January and is Board Certified in Family Practice.





Dr. G. Elisa Lange


Dr. Lange joined LAMCC in April and is Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.




Dr. Monica Snowden

Dr. Snowden joined LAMCC in June and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. 





Dr. John Wisneski

Dr. Wisneski joined LAMCC Aug.

LANL: Breakthrough Antibacterial Approach Could Resolve Serious Skin Infections

on August 26, 2014 - 7:48am

Artist’s rendition of a cross section of skin layers (stratum corneum, epidermis and dermis) showing topical application of an ionic liquid for combating a skin-borne bacterial infection. The ionic liquid can be formulated with antibiotics for transdermal drug delivery or it can directly kill the bacteria infesting the skin surface. Image by Peter Allen/ UCSB

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos and partners test ionic liquids to break bacterial biofilm layer and save lives

Like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult.

Food on the Hill: Cheesy Corn Chowder

on August 26, 2014 - 7:12am
This Week's Recipe: Cheesy Corn Chowder
Photo by Sue York/
8 slices of bacon, fried until crisp, then crumbled (save fat)
1 cup of chopped onions
6 ears of fresh corn
1 cup of cream
16 to 20 oz of good chicken stock
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of flour
¼ teaspoon of turmeric
2 small cans of potatoes, cubed
6 oz. smoked white cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
Boil the corncobs in water for 3 minutes.  Cool under running water and set the corn aside.

Vehicle Crashes Into Canyon Near Anderson Overlook ... Main Hill Road Remains Closed

on August 25, 2014 - 9:39pm

The Main Hill Road remains closed this evening following a single-vehicle accident this afternoon near Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A.Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

A male and female were seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals today after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

"We're still investigating this single-vehicle accident that occurred about 3:30 p.m. today at mile marker 5 on N.M. 502," said Major Ken Johnson of the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department during an interview at about 9 p.m.